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Astonishing Numbers: America's Poor Still Live Better Than Most Of The Rest Of Humanity

There’s a lot of debate (from certain quarters it’s less debate than whining actually) about the increasing inequality in the United States. Sure, maybe it’s true that the country continues to grow but what about the poor and their incomes?<p>And there might even be something worth worrying about in …

Apple chief calls on US government to slash US corporate tax

Apple has called for US corporate tax rates to be slashed after it admitted sheltering at least $30bn (£20bn) of international profits in Irish …

Finding truth in the Keystone debate

Our national debate over the Keystone XL pipeline has reached a critical point as we await a decision. The decision to allow development of this pipeline is long overdue, and hopefully may finally come in just a few weeks or months. Despite the economic benefits its construction is sure to provide, …

David Foster Wallace's Legendary Graduation Speech Is Now An Awesome Short Film

Novelist David Foster Wallace gave a speech called "This Is Water" to the 2005 graduating class at Kenyon College.<p>The speech, which has become legendary, discusses how meaningless daily routines take over our lives and that we have to choose how we think, and what we pay attention to.<p>"This Is …

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Why Microsoft's Stock Is At A Five-Year High Even Though The PC Business Is Imploding

Its long-dreaded nightmare scenario is playing out. The PC industry as we've known it is collapsing. PC sales fell 14% in the first quarter, according to IDC, the worst ever drop in history.<p>Microsoft's new Windows 8 operating system is accelerating the collapse, says IDC. The new tile-interface is …

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Retiring Wall Street Strategist Gives Amazing Investment Advice Just Before He Quits

This is a bummer. Minack's work was lucid and helpful.<p>But as a parting gift to clients, Minack wrote a two-page farewell note that contains the best investment advice you will likely ever receive.<p>What is this investment advice?<p><b>Don't try to pick stocks</b>• <b><br>Don't try to time the market</b>• <b><br>Just invest in a</b> …

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This Copyright Bill Could Help Small Business Owners, Girl Talk, Service Members, and the Blind

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2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Overwhelms With Innovation

It’s hard to pick a starting point with the all-new 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class.<p>This full-size luxury sedan, which hits showrooms in September, is absolutely bristling with technology: 3D cameras, radar, night vision, LED headlights and taillights that adjust their brightness automatically.<p>And that …

An Interview With The Most Powerful Woman In Health Care

Judy Faulkner might not be a household name yet, but in the health care industry, she’s simply known as Judy. She is the founder and chief executive officer of Epic Systems, a privately-held $1.5 billion (2012 revenue) company that sells electronic health records—a position that makes her one of …

We’re living in an Ayn Rand economy

Over the past 20 years, corporate profits have quadrupled while the corporate tax rate has dropped by half<p>Ayn Rand's novel "Atlas Shrugged" fantasizes a world in which anti-government citizens reject taxes and regulations, and "stop the motor" by withdrawing themselves from the system of …